Occasions: Selected Writings

Occasions Selected Writings Occasions is a celebration of the short works of one of America s most beloved writers To mark the centennial of Eudora Welty s birth Pearl Amelia McHaney has collected than sixty pieces by Welty

  • Title: Occasions: Selected Writings
  • Author: Eudora Welty Pearl Amelia McHaney
  • ISBN: 9781604732641
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Occasions is a celebration of the short works of one of America s most beloved writers To mark the centennial of Eudora Welty s birth, Pearl Amelia McHaney has collected than sixty pieces by Welty 1909 2001 that are largely unknown and have not been reprinted since their first appearances in magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers.The gathering includes onOccasions is a celebration of the short works of one of America s most beloved writers To mark the centennial of Eudora Welty s birth, Pearl Amelia McHaney has collected than sixty pieces by Welty 1909 2001 that are largely unknown and have not been reprinted since their first appearances in magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers.The gathering includes one of Welty s earliest stories, Acrobats in the Park a self analysis of her art printed in the Twenty Photographs portfolio a recipe for Aunt Beck s Chicken Pie served up in the novel Losing Battles and a parody of Edmund Wilson s scurrilous New Yorker review of one of William Faulkner s late novels These occasional essays, tributes, stories, and comments will delight readers and reveal of the genius of a favorite author deeply engaged with her people and their customs.In these pieces Welty put pen to paper for just causes electing honorable officials, selling war bonds, promoting reading and the arts Her sophistication and insight resonate in tributes to Isak Dinesen, Flannery O Connor, and Walker Percy as well as in reviews of sculpture, painting, dance, and photography, and in her candid remarks about her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Optimist s Daughter Her sly humor emerges in Women Make Turban in Own Home , a delightful parody of projects suggested in Popular Mechanics Written between the 1930s and the 1990s, these fictions, essays, commemorations, reviews, and salutes reveal the sparkling imagination of a celebrated writer who continues her hold on a wide audience through these newfound pleasures.

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    1. I haven't read the whole book. But by page 35, I felt like I was reading stories best suited to just killing time, sipping sweet tea on the porch in dripping humidity and simply to ease the chore of sitting in silence yet again on a broiling day. As in, it MIGHT be better for entertainment than nothing at all?I simply don't get the charms of it? I do like the words the author uses, which somehow make me want to like the overall story. But when I actually read, there seems to be so little story t [...]

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